Where Japan and I meet – aesthetically and design wise
Do you know that belonging feeling?
Even if you haven’t been at a specific place you still feel very special about it? For a long time I’ve felt I belong to Japan.
I visited Japan for the first time in November 2016 and already when I left the airport I felt at home.
Below is my view and interpretation. They might be prejudiced by the love I feel for the country. Now you are warned :)
The first thing I noticed was the landscape, including the streets.
The streets are clean and tidy. And look at the street signs, so decorative, right? So well placed …
Aesthetics – in this regard when art or the like please the senses
And so many examples are to be found in Japan.
The Japanese are very polite and gentle
If you think (like I did before looking into it): plastic is no good
(77% of ALL plastic were recycled in 2010. Source: www.theguardian.com). Beat that! :)
I think that Japan is ranking in the top aesthetically,
My way of designing brings several aspects into the process; I want the result to meet a need, I want it to behave and to have an aesthetic expression.
At site or from a distance, Japan is one of my inspiration sources to aesthetic design. And I am not the first or the only one. Danes have been inspired by the japanese since late 1800 (source: art historian Mirjam Gelfer-Jørgensen). Did you know that?
Arigato (Japanese for “thank you”).